Post # 1
I heard that a bridal shop is going out of business near me. Is it worth it to have a peek at their remaining selection of dresses/accessories? What are the pros and cons of shopping/buying at a bridal shop that is going out of business?
Post # 3
I would. A big salon in my town is going out of business, and I am kicking myself for already being married, LOL. They are selling everything at 75% off. Shoes, veils, jewelry, etc.
Post # 4
access to designers you may not have been able to afford
quality of dress – inspect every bit of it before you buy it
seller motivation – what if they scam you? If they aren’t in business anymore, they have no one to answer to. Make sure you trust the shop owner. Read store reviews.
Services normall offered with purchase of dress – pressing, alterations, etc. If this is important to you, realize that they probably won’t provide them. Of course, you can always find someone else to alter/press your dress, so I don’t see it as a huge con
I’d still think it would be worth it just to check it out and see what kind of deals are available. I mean, if you find your dream dress for $200, and your budget was originally $1k, then it’s defintely worth it since you can always use the difference to fix any defects, or get it pressed or altered.
Post # 5
if you’re okay with getting a sample, you’ll be able to get a great deal. the only possible con is that you won’t be able to return anything, but i don’t think most bridal shops offer returns anyway. if need be, you could always sell it.
Post # 6
I would! You could potentially find something you love for a lot less. I agree to inspect the dress fully and make sure you are fully satisfied. I would also love to know which store this is…since I am from MA and would also consider checking this store out!
Post # 7
Thank you for the advice ladies! I will check out some reviews first, but it sounds like it can’t hurt to check out the selection in the store.
@futuremrscollette: The store is Bride’s Choice in Waltham, MA. I’ll send you a PM in case you don’t check this thread again.
Post # 8
@MapleMoose: I bought the most beautiful sample dress. It was 75% off and I don’t regreat buying it one bit. The shop I bought it from are holding it for me. I have no worries about this as they are a clothing shop also. Couldn’t believe the bargain I got!!
Post # 9
@MapleMoose: I’ll see you there 😉 Thanks for the heads up! I think because we won’t be ordering anything through them but just buying what they have in stock it will work out well.
Post # 10
Bride’s Choice also carries over 200 bridal gowns that are priced
to sell right off the rack at huge discounts.
Clearance Bridal Gowns: $299
Including gowns from:
Private Labels by G
and many more
That alone is worth the trip!
Post # 11
Personally I would only buy accessories from a store going out of business, but i wouldnt buy an actual wedding dress. There are too many what ifs and the dress is way too important to take chances with.
Post # 12
@SoontobeMrsA: yay! I’m glad I could help! 🙂
Post # 13
I bought my dress on sale, completely off the rack, at a 25-50% off sale at a local boutique. It had been tried on a couple of times, but the hem was clean and it fit fine. It was a Maggie Sottero so i wasn’t concerned with alterations (didn’t need ’em!). I walked out the store with my dress at a great steal and didn’t have to worry about it shipping in or anything like that. I don’t know how you couldn’t pass it up, but I know i hadn’t expected to visit a store with a sale that day…and i wasn’t intending to buy a dress. But I took advantage of the situation. Worked out great =]
Post # 14
I called the store to confirm (luckily) and the saleswoman was a total witch! Turns out they are NOT going out of business. Just wanted to warn any New England bees who might have seen the OP… O_o